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Alice Across America: The Story of the First Women's Cross-Country Road Trip

Alice Across America: The Story of the First Women's Cross-Country Road Trip

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Overview

Writer Sarah Glenn Marsh and illustrator Gilbert Ford's Alice Across America is a nonfiction picture book account of maverick Alice Ramsey, the first woman to drive a car across America in 1909.

When Alice Ramsey was little, she loved to ride horses. As she grew up, more people were driving cars. From the moment Alice slid behind the wheel, she was crazy about cars. So when the Maxwell-Briscoe Company challenged her to drive one of their new cars across the country as a promotional ploy to prove that even a lady could do it, Alice daringly accepted. With several women by her side, these brazen drivers sustained many hardships over the course of a remarkable two-month journey and far surpassed all expectations.

With a clever blend of women’s history, technological history, and American roading geography, this is a celebration of unstoppable women making strides in twentieth-century America.

Christy Ottaviano Books

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250297020
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication date: 02/04/2020
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 10.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 5 - 9 Years